Youth Group - Grades 4-5

Mission:

The goal of the youth groups is to provide the youth of the parish a fun faith-filled environment that will help each person grow in their relationship with God.  We meet every week, year round in the youth room and focus in on the areas of catechesis, spirituality, social justice, and building community.  We also offer many retreat opportunities and social activities to keep the youth busy such as our summer and fall retreats, CYC Convention, Bible study, worship nights, book club, ski trips, broom hockey, rafting, folf, camping, caving, lock-ins, weekly service projects, and much much more!  Don’t miss out and if you have any questions please contact Brian Shea at brians@stbernardblgs.org.

September 30 - Opening Night - We will be kicking off the new year with prayer, gaga ball, root beer floats, and much more!  Feel free to invite a friend any night.  All are welcome!

October 7 - Community - This week we will be talking about the importance of community and loving our neighbor.  We will have a lot of different team games and ice breakers for our activity.

October 14 - Worship Night - Bring a blanket and chair and we will provide the hot chocolate as we will be having an outdoor worship night under the stars.  Our game for the week will be name that tune!

October 20 (Tuesday Night 7:00 - 8:30pm) - Corn Maize - This week we are going to the Corn Maize for a night of fun.  The cost is $7 and we ask that you drop off and pick up your child at the Corn Maize (Grand and 58th St. West) due to COVID-19 and bus issues.  Families are welcome to join us!

October 21 - No Youth Group 

October 28 - Faithful Citizenship - Tonight we will be talking about some of the import issues in the upcoming election and playing dodgeball.

November 4 - Fear Factor - Don’t miss out on this youth group favorite as we will be playing Fear Factor games and talking about putting our trust in God.  

November 11 - Early Church - This week we will be talking about the early church and having a tiny hands challenge as our game.

November 18 - Pass the Pigs - Come join us at the church as we have a fun night of Pass the Pigs and prizes.  

November 25 - No Youth Group - I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving and we will see you next week!

December 2 - Proving God - Tonight we will be talking about proofs for God and playing Hungry Hungry Hippos for our game.  

December 9 - Rise of Christianity - This week we will be playing many different noodle games and talk about the rise of Christianity after Constantine.  

December 16 - Christmas Party - Come join us as we learn about and celebrate Christmas with lots of games.  Please bring a wrapped Christmas gift and wear your best ugly Christmas sweater (prize for the winner).  These are gag gifts so you don’t need to spend any money on your gift if you don’t want to.

Distant Learning: I know this is an extremely difficult time with very tough decisions. If any parent or youth are not comfortable attending the in-person youth group but still want weekly resources and youth group discussion guides, please contact Brian Shea at  brians@stbernardblgs.org or 259-4350 so I can get you on my mailing list. Also, please let me know if there is any way that I can assist you more. We have a lot of resources here at the church and I would love to help make this time easier for you. 

Registrations: The 2020-2021 registration forms are available in the lobby and online.  Whether you are going to be doing in-person youth group or distant learning, we ask that everyone please turn in a new registration for the new year.  All the registration money goes directly to helping run youth group but if money is an issue don’t worry about the registration fee we just want to keep your children involved.

Volunteers: If you are interested in helping with any of our three youth groups please contact Brian at brians@stbernardblgs.org or 259-4350.  We are constantly looking for new people to plug into our large mix of ministries.

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If you have any questions please feel free to give me a call at 259-4350 or email me at brians@stbernardblgs.org. Also, youth and parents can join our 4th and 5th Grade Remind texts to receive texts about what is going on in youth group. All you need to do is text @ga2bd3 to the number 81010